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    Corsa C Van + Atom + Gentoo Linux + 9" Capacitive touchscreen

    Car:
    Bought an 2001 Opel Corsa C Van 1.2 for cheap, now upgrading.

    Working on the engine, exterior, interior and on the audio system parallel with the pc.

    Mechanical mods

    -plans to put in a Z18XE (125 bhp) or Z20LET (197 bhp) paired with new brakes and suspension.

    Interior

    -redesigning in a black/red/silver theme
    -modifications are needed for the component speakers and for the touchscreen

    Audio

    -planning: component speakers, sub, amp depends on sound card / dac

    Hardware

    -9" custom built sunlight readable screen with 3M capacitive touchscreen
    -Intel D945GCLF2D & Intel Atom 330 1.6Ghz - working on custom cooling fan
    -2GB RAM
    -16 GB SSD, but using a 40GB SATA HDD until final assembly
    -Looking for a decent sound card / DAC
    -Currently running on my desk with a 420W power supply

    Software

    -Gentoo Linux, fully optimized, will be cleaned up before the final assembly
    -Custom written frontend/window manager integration
    -Igo8 with wine
    Check my worklog:
    Corsa + Atom + Gentoo Linux + 9" capacitive touchscreen

    Lord of the boards: DFI CP100-NRM

    "Or you can try Ubuntu, but than don't tell everyone you are using linux,
    because it's just a secret unreleased prebeta of Windows 3829" :P

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    Testing on desk - Installing Gentoo

    Working on my TV with wireless desktop. Using USB-stick for temporary wifi access.
    I will add detailed info about the install when it's done, now pictures:

    I didn't had a smaller display in my room


    A little messy, but working
    Check my worklog:
    Corsa + Atom + Gentoo Linux + 9" capacitive touchscreen

    Lord of the boards: DFI CP100-NRM

    "Or you can try Ubuntu, but than don't tell everyone you are using linux,
    because it's just a secret unreleased prebeta of Windows 3829" :P

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    Custom 9" capacitive touchscreen - Part 1

    Plan

    Replace the old CCFL backlight of a cheap TFT with automatically adjustable LED backlight ,
    and add a capacitive touchscreen to it.

    Ingredients

    9" tesco value 12V vga screen, made in china


    3M capacitive touchscreen with usb controller from ebay ($39)


    LEDs, with an adjustable circuit (in progress)

    Part 1

    So, first, I stripped my "reasonably priced" screen a bit, removing some parts:
    -the case
    -speakers
    -the high-voltage backlight panel

    Stripped


    Then I realized, that I don't need the front panel with the remote infra led and the buttons
    Also, I taken apart the TFT panel, and removed the backlight (and temporary, the filter/mirror sheets under it)

    Now, we are going somewhere...


    So, now i have the TFT with it's circuit, the controller panel, and a panel for the connectors.

    The energy consumption of the screen was 13-14W with the backlight.
    Now, without it, it's almost nothing (<1W), and it's still viewable (a bit) in low-light conditions.

    TODO next time:
    -Remove the connector panel, and attach 12V and 15 pin d-sub to the controller directly.
    -Maybe remove unnecessary from the panel (TV-tuner, AV-in)
    -Add LED backlight
    -Fit the touchscreen on the TFT
    -Make a new case for the TFT with the new backlight and sheets
    -Make a manually adjustable backlight circuit to test
    -Make an automatic backlight circuit (adjusting the luminance depending on light conditions)
    Check my worklog:
    Corsa + Atom + Gentoo Linux + 9" capacitive touchscreen

    Lord of the boards: DFI CP100-NRM

    "Or you can try Ubuntu, but than don't tell everyone you are using linux,
    because it's just a secret unreleased prebeta of Windows 3829" :P

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    Cool. So what apps or front end you installing on Gentoo?
    "Live Free!!!...It's all about Open Source"
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    No apps, no frontend
    I'm using linux in my project because:
    a) I'm a gentoo geek
    b) I want performance
    c) I want custom UI and programs that satisfy my needs

    My needs are:
    -Audio (using the pc as a DSP)
    -GPS
    -maybe OBDII info

    Setup
    Simple minimal Xorg setup, USE flags staring with "-*"
    Using ICC as compiler where possible.

    Window manager/frontend
    I start off from DWM code, and add
    multitouch gestures, an audio player integration, and a wine integration (for Igo8) to it.

    When it will be safe & stable, i'll release it to the community.

    Phase 1
    Install a basic gentoo system, test the WM, optimize, remove things that will be
    a problem later for the SSD (disable swap, portage in tmpfs, etc).
    Strip programs used for testing/compatibility.
    Make a documentation of the system.
    Test it in the car 'til it works.
    Backup (this is the backup for upgrading the system)

    Phase 2
    The finalized installation will contain alot of garbage.
    (unneded programs, config files, gcc, portage, source code, distfiles)

    So I need to strip/reinstall the whole thing with the final config files and programs.
    Backup (this is the system restore backup)

    Phase 3
    Disconnect the HDD, connect SDD, copy backup on it.
    Set /etc/fstab and others to live happily with the SSD.
    Put it in the car.
    Check my worklog:
    Corsa + Atom + Gentoo Linux + 9" capacitive touchscreen

    Lord of the boards: DFI CP100-NRM

    "Or you can try Ubuntu, but than don't tell everyone you are using linux,
    because it's just a secret unreleased prebeta of Windows 3829" :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplex View Post
    No apps, no frontend
    I'm using linux in my project because:
    a) I'm a gentoo geek
    b) I want performance
    c) I want custom UI and programs that satisfy my needs

    My needs are:
    -Audio (using the pc as a DSP)
    -GPS
    -maybe OBDII info

    Setup
    Simple minimal Xorg setup, USE flags staring with "-* minimal"
    Using ICC as compiler where possible.

    Window manager/frontend
    I start off from DWM code, and add
    multitouch gestures, an audio player integration, and a wine integration (for Igo8) to it.

    When it will be safe & stable, i'll release it to the community.

    Phase 1
    Install a basic gentoo system, test the WM, optimize, remove things that will be
    a problem later for the SSD (disable swap, portage in tmpfs, etc).
    Strip programs used for testing/compatibility.
    Make a documentation of the system.
    Test it in the car 'til it works.
    Backup (this is the backup for upgrading the system)

    Phase 2
    The finalized installation will contain alot of garbage.
    (unneded programs, config files, gcc, portage, source code, distfiles)

    So I need to strip/reinstall the whole thing with the final config files and programs.
    Backup (this is the system restore backup)

    Phase 3
    Disconnect the HDD, connect SDD, copy backup on it.
    Set /etc/fstab and others to live happily with the SSD.
    Put it in the car.
    Gentoo is good. I've used it in the past. As far as I'm concerned Redhat,Gentoo or Debian work well for me. It's nice to see more LINUX users in here. Although I feel like a traitor using Windows 7 this time in my project.
    "Live Free!!!...It's all about Open Source"
    Current Proj:Android Mount in 2013 Altima
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    Gentoo is like women.
    Altough she looks very simple to use, she can bite your head off for the smallest mistake.
    The mistakes of the past will come up in the worst moment, suddenly
    And, it doesn't matter how you deal with her, softly or hard,
    her reaction will be total random

    latest example: forgot to add xml USE flag for python, didn't give a ***** about
    the warning (there were no blinking red lights or something like that), system ruined

    Windows 7 is nice, I'm using it on my laptop (I need MS stuff for my work).
    Check my worklog:
    Corsa + Atom + Gentoo Linux + 9" capacitive touchscreen

    Lord of the boards: DFI CP100-NRM

    "Or you can try Ubuntu, but than don't tell everyone you are using linux,
    because it's just a secret unreleased prebeta of Windows 3829" :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplex View Post
    Gentoo is like women.
    Altough she looks very simple to use, she can bite your head off for the smallest mistake.
    The mistakes of the past will come up in the worst moment, suddenly
    And, it doesn't matter how you deal with her, softly or hard,
    she's reaction will be total random

    latest example: forgot to add xml USE flag for python, didn't give a ***** about
    the warning (there were noblinking red lights or something like that), system ruined

    Windows 7 is nice, I'm using it on my laptop (I need MS stuff for my work).
    Good comment -- got a laugh out of me (at the metaphor, not the tragedy).

    Going with your sig, "My english is crappy, please correct me ", I'll make one correction: change "she's reaction will be total random" to "her reaction will be totally random".

    And one comment: your english is far from crappy. Good job, overall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simplex View Post
    Gentoo is like women.
    Altough she looks very simple to use, she can bite your head off for the smallest mistake.
    The mistakes of the past will come up in the worst moment, suddenly
    And, it doesn't matter how you deal with her, softly or hard,
    she's reaction will be total random

    latest example: forgot to add xml USE flag for python, didn't give a ***** about
    the warning (there were noblinking red lights or something like that), system ruined

    Windows 7 is nice, I'm using it on my laptop (I need MS stuff for my work).
    LOL! Funny. Yeah gotta be careful with the USE flags.
    "Live Free!!!...It's all about Open Source"
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdholtz View Post
    Good comment -- got a laugh out of me (at the metaphor, not the tragedy).

    Going with your sig, "My english is crappy, please correct me ", I'll make one correction: change "she's reaction will be total random" to "her reaction will be totally random".

    And one comment: your english is far from crappy. Good job, overall.
    Corrected, thank you
    Check my worklog:
    Corsa + Atom + Gentoo Linux + 9" capacitive touchscreen

    Lord of the boards: DFI CP100-NRM

    "Or you can try Ubuntu, but than don't tell everyone you are using linux,
    because it's just a secret unreleased prebeta of Windows 3829" :P

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